Early Years Programme Volunteer

  • Early Years Programme Volunteer
  • Stockton-on-Tees

Early Years Programme Volunteers plan and run hub-based sessions aimed at under-5’s and their parents/carers. These sessions are fun and activity-based, with an aim to increase socialisation of both children and adults.

Responsibilities

* Plan, resource, set up and run activities for early years sessions to promote different areas of children’s development. Clear away resources and equipment at the end of session

* Welcome, support and build good relationships with children & families attending sessions

* Be a presence in the room and take an active role in leading the session

* Encourage interaction within the family and between families to increase socialisation

* Empathise and use active listening to support parents in discussing difficulties they are facing

* Encourage them to seek / access support and where possible, signpost them to services

* Keep up to date with information on a wide range of family based services across Stockton, actively promoting Family Hub services within the Hub and the local community

* Keep accurate records, appropriate to the role, using a Family Action template

Personal Qualities

Throughout your volunteering role, evidence Family Action’s values by:

* Being people focused

* Reflecting a ‘can do’ approach

* Striving for excellence in everything you do and

* Having mutual respect for everyone you work with, work for and support through our services.

General Requirements

We ask all of our volunteers to: * Commit to a
minimum of 6 months, 3 hours per week. * Undergo an enhanced Disclosure and
Barring Service (DBS) check * Undergo all training and supervision as required
by Family Action * Comply with Family Action’s policies and procedures,
including Safeguarding, Health and Safety, GDPR and Diversity & Equality *
Safeguard the welfare of children and vulnerable adults * Protect their own
health, safety and welfare * Positively promote the principles of these
policies amongst colleagues, service users, volunteers and other members of the
community.

Apply

Please complete the form below to register your interest in the opportunity.